National tour shows dangers of both drinking and driving and texting and driving

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A national tour stopped in the Wabash Valley promoted safe driving.

On Monday, the Save a Life Tour made a stop at Ivy Tech’s campus in Terre Haute.

The tour is a six-hour anti-texting, distracted driving, and drinking and driving program.

Participants used two high-tech simulators.

One was for drinking while driving and the other was for texting while driving.

Tour manager Andrew Tipton says the simulations are key tools in driving the message home.

“That’s our purpose, to show them, you know, we don’t want it to happen out here, we want it to happen in here, in a safe environment, and say…you know what, this can happen, it just did. You know? So please believe it,” Tipton said.

He adds texting and driving should not be seen as the lesser of two evils when compared to drinking and driving.

Tipton says just as many deaths are linked to texting.